Anabaptist Witness :: Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions to the April 2016 issue of Anabaptist Witness “Gender and Mission” Submission Deadline: May 1, 2016

The esteem of being identified as a “missionary” was generally reserved for ordained men in the early years of the modern missionary movement. Stories of commitment and years of service of the many women who gave of their lives were often left for the margins, the footnotes, and the letters now buried in shoe boxes and archives, waiting for us to breathe life into these memories once again.

The Co-Editors of Anabaptist Witness invite you to help resuscitate these stories for the October 2016 issue on Gender and Mission. Of course, highlighting stories of women in mission would leave any issue on gender limited.

  • How has engagement in mission shaped our understandings of masculinity?
  • What ministries or networks have been birthed to help address gender-related needs or struggles?
  • And how does testifying to the good news of Jesus the Christ challenge our understandings of gender today, particularly as we engage those from different cultural backgrounds, with different understandings of gender norms?

While we welcome contributions from all faith backgrounds, we especially welcome contributions that are grounded in Anabaptist thought and practice. Because we hope for this journal to be an exchange among peoples from around the world, from laity and pastors to academics and administrators, Co-Editors welcome submissions from a variety of genres including:

  • sermons
  • photo-essays
  • reflections
  • interviews
  • biographies
  • poems
  • academic papers

We also encourage submissions in languages other than English, particularly in French or Spanish.

Guidelines and deadline:

The Co-Editors welcome submissions on this topic through May 1, 2016. Through a peer review process, we will choose 3–4 shorter articles of approximately 1,500 words in length, and 5–6 academic papers of no more than 7,500 words (including footnotes).

Image-based submissions are also subject to peer review. Please familiarize yourself with our editorial process and technical requirements here:

Address all correspondence to Anabaptist Witness Co-Editor, Jamie Ross:


Anabaptist Witness is a publication of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Mennonite Church Canada, and Mennonite Mission Network.